What are your qualifications for an EDC knife.
I am not talking about a 'bushcraft" blade or your "big chopper" or what is best for splitting firewood, stripping treebark, digging roots and building shelters.
I am, talking about the 99.99999% of your life you spend in the part of the world that has come to consider knife carrying less than civilized. The part where most tasks involve opening mail, scraping the rough spot off the fingernails and peeling that cooy stuff after you pulled a sticker off something. But the thought is always in your mind that you might have to cut a seatbelt or shatter a car window before the end of the day.
Lack of sharp corners to wear on the pockets and clothing became a concern way back when I was a kid when Mom announced that my current pocket knife had to go due to wearing out my pants. It still makes a difference to me. I will abandon a good blade in a heartbeat if I see it is causing undue wear on expensive clothing, or even cheap clothing for that matter.
Concealibility is an issue too. Knives print just like guns.
I even have a decided preference on which way the pocket clip must face and the size of the lanyard hole.
The result of these preferences is a Stellite container 18 inches by 24 inches and a foot deep filled with internet purchased knives I carried for a few days and dropped in the box due to one or another defect that irritated the crap out of me. I am sure I could pay my bills for a couple of months if I could get back full retail on all of them.
I have always thought that if I was going to spend huge money on a custom knife it would be a folder made precisely to my specs for EDC pocket carry, not a fixed blade.
What are your expectations?